The Laboratory Services Division provides testing services for the analysis of waste water, ground water and surface water samples.
To protect Ohio water resources, the Ohio EPA issues National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits authorizing discharge of substances at levels meeting Ohio water quality standards.
The laboratory can provide analysis of parameters to maintain compliance with an NPDES permit. The laboratory participates in the NPDES Discharge Monitoring Report-Quality Assurance (DMR-QA) study program. This program evaluates the analytical ability of laboratories performing testing for NPDES compliance.